NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/06/12 -- Levi & Korsinsky notifies investors of Cogdell Spencer, Inc. ("Cogdell" or the "Company") (NYSE: CSA) of claims of breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law against the board of directors of the Company in connection with the sale of the Company to Ventas, Inc. ("Ventas") (NYSE: VTR) in an all-cash transaction. Under the terms of the transaction, holders of shares of Cogdell common stock and units of limited partnership interests in Cogdell's operating partnership, Cogdell Spencer LP, will receive consideration of $4.25 per share (or unit). The total transaction value is approximately $760 million, including assumption of debt. A complaint was filed in North Carolina state court.
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The claims concern whether the Cogdell Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to Cogdell stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether Ventas is underpaying for Cogdell shares, thus unlawfully harming Cogdell stockholders. In particular, at least one analyst set a $6 price target for Cogdell stock and Cogdell stock has traded as high as $6.23 a share as recently as July 12, 2011.
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